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  1. raptormesh

    Waterslide decals on old Matte Yammies

    Unfortunately I am attempting it on a very dark background. It's Gamlin's VF-22. Thanks, will check those out. The water decals I am planning to use are quite small as well. Might make a few test runs before using the targeted decal.
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    Waterslide decals on old Matte Yammies

    Thanks! Will try that.
  3. Hi guys, Looking for advice here, I am planning to place some waterslide decals on a few matte Yamato birds and am wondering if I need to sand or use primers. Does anyone have any experience with this? I read about using a waterslide prep solution but that's just to allow the decal to slide freely right? Just worried about the decals peeling over time. Thanks!
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    Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    Wowza, finally found the time to transform it to battroid mode and really it has blown me away. Probably my favorite valk in terms of transformation now. Admittedly it's a bit complicated but it is very well constructed with so much detail and tampo print. A shame it didn't do well on the market but this is a massive leap forward compared to the broken mess that was the 171. My only issue is the way the wings are just left there, but that's really symptomatic of the recent Kawamori designs. This is now my #2 after the 21/22. Love it!
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    Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    I would love to do this but the scheme is getting too close to the 171 "nightmare" for comfort.
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    Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    Nah usually don't have interest with addons or anything that would spoil the wings .
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    Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    Yeah transformed it to gerwalk thanks to Wotafa's video, took the better part of an hour. Probably the most complex transformation I have done, and a bit overdesigned if I'm honest. Once you get the hang of it I assume it'll go much easier though. That said, the transformation is quite ingenious though I will still give the champion mass shifting trick to the 21/22. No scratches to be seen so far. Will swap it to battroid tonight.
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Thanks Mech for clearing that up. They do look alright side by side, though my fav is still the 21/22 as I like big wings and I cannot lie... =)
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Well I know the 21 is ~19m in length but no idea about the Draken III. However just by comparing the pilot sizes however usually Bandai's are on the small side, but this instance the difference is a bit more significant.
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    Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    She's here! Love the arrowhead design.
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Just got my Draken delivered. Can't wait to transform it, but I got a feeling that scale is pretty off here...
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    Hi-Metal R

    The monster is 35% off at CDJapan atm.
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    YF-21/22 Transformation Question

    Ahh the curse of the black dot. One time I had to leave 4 or 5 of them in Gerwalk mode because of this issue. Took me 5 years before I got it right, pretty embarrassing. By the way, for a few legs that were too stubborn I took the thigh apart just by removing three screws and resetting the joint. Painless and quick.
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    Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    The 17k is for a new unopened copy though :). Yeah hoping the bird's alright.
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    Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    Ah, that's nice to know. Still, fingers crossed, bit of a gamble.